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Star man Callanan praises team effort

Updated: Sunday, 17 Aug 2014 20:11 | Comments

Seamus Callinan top-scored for Tipperary with 2-04
Seamus Callinan top-scored for Tipperary with 2-04

Tipperary sharpshooter Seamus Callanan was keen to play down his contribution after the Premier County crushed Cork to claim a place in the All-Ireland hurling final. 

A comprehensive 2-18 to 1-11 win, of which Callanan scored 2-04, saw Tipp book a place in the decider against Kilkenny on 7 September. 

Speaking after the game, the Drom and Inch man told RTÉ Sport: “It’s a great win, I don’t mind who scores but it’s just good to be back in an All-Ireland final. The forwards are nothing without the work rate of everyone else out the field. 

"Kilkenny are the benchmark for years so we’re striving to get to their level I suppose" 

“We might get the plaudits at the end of it but it was a massive effort put in by everyone inside in that dressing room from 1-31 and everyone involved in the backroom as well. We’ve no medals yet so we’ll hope for the best." 

Seamus Callanan


Brian Cody’s Cats now stand in the way of their first Liam MacCarthy title since 2010. 

Callanan added: “Kilkenny are the benchmark for years so we’re striving to get to their level I suppose. We’ll analyse this tonight and we’ll kick off preparations tomorrow. 

“We didn’t have the luck maybe at the start of year, things just weren’t go our way. It’s not luck, it’s due to hard work really. Look, we’ve nothing won yet so we’ll take it step by step. 

“It’s everyone’s aim to be there in the first week of September, we’re there now – it means nothing unless we go on and win it so we'll just knuckle down for the next few weeks.”

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